COVID Alert Over The Holidays

Government’s Covid-19 Public Advisor, David Ellis, is worried about the potential for the spread of covid-19 over the upcoming Independence, Republic transition and Christmas holidays. He was speaking on VOB’s Down to Brass Tacks call-in program. He noted the significant community spread and appealed for the public to be very careful.  

Church Concern Over Republic Charter

Some members of the religious community in Barbados are concerned about the wording of the proposed Charter for Barbados’ transition to a republic, questioning whether it diminishes acknowledgement of the supremacy of god, a charge denied by the drafters of the charter. The church leaders have been holding a series of online meetings on the […]

Curfew Roll Back

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has announced a shortening of the curfew hours. From Monday November 15th the COVID-19 curfew will start at midnight instead of 9pm and will remain in place for at least four weeks. Speaking during a press briefing this afternoon, Ms. Mottley says the vaccination rate of the eligible population is […]

Barbados Records Another Covid-19 Death

A 25-year-old man is Barbados’ latest COVID-19 victim. He died today at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility, where he was a primary care patient. He was unvaccinated. His death brings to 152, the number of lives lost to the viral illness here.

BLP Conference / City Branch Meeting Postponed

Covid concerns have forced the postponement of the annual conference of the ruling Barbados Labour Party which was scheduled for this weekend. Party sources confirmed the postponement noting that Prime Minister Mottley had made mention of the development during the meeting of the BLP St. Phillip West branch two Sundays ago. The surge in covid-19 […]

Entertainment Sector Wants Position On Crop Over

Key players in this country’s entertainment sector say it’s time government starts giving some indication of what’s the plan for Crop Over next year. Their call comes as competing festivals start to roll out their plans for 2022, including Trinidad and Tobago who just announced a Festival of Fetes for next August. With Trinidad and […]

10 More Covid Deaths

Barbados yesterday recorded a record nine covid-19 deaths and almost 250 new cases. The latest covid-19 update from the ministry of health states that five females aged 54, 59, 61, 64 and 65, and four males, aged 62, 65, 71 and 93 passed away on Sunday. Two of them were fully vaccinated. Their deaths increased […]

3 More Covid Deaths

Three more Barbadians have died from COVID-19. A 97-year-old woman passed away on Wednesday, September 15, after spending four days in isolation.  She was unvaccinated. Two males died today, Thursday, September 16.  They are a 51-year-old, who had a co-morbidity, and a 93-year-old, who was in secondary isolation at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility for […]

Some restaurants report that the latest curfew restrictions which took effect this weekend have had a significant impact on business. Cheryl Newman owner of Champers Restaurant on the South Coast, says they did an extended lunch period on Sunday, but this did not make up for the loss of the dinner period. General Manager of […]

Republic Date Should Be Delayed

With just over two months before this island is set to become a Parliamentary Republic, two leading political scientist have opposing views on whether government should delay the move. Political Scientists Dr. Kristina Hinds says that although she agrees with the move, she maintains her position that now is not the right time to become […]